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How can you tell if your toddler has a stomach flu?

How can you tell if your toddler has a stomach flu?

Vomiting: If he's vomiting and/or has diarrhea most likely he has the stomach flu especially if he's been around other people that have been sick. Usually it runs it's course in 24 hours if he's sick beyond that you should see your pediatrician. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Rash On Face (Definition)

Rash on face varies depending on the cause. Raised rash is one, which are palpable or felt by fingers. The different types of raised rashes are: papules (like a pimple), pustular (containing pus), vesicular (containing fluid like chicken pox), or a patch with margins such as in tinea. The nature of the rash gives us clues ...Read more


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A baby who had the stomach flu 6 days ago spat on my face and now I'm really worried. Can I get sick from it? He seems fine, no one else has got sick

A baby who had the stomach flu 6 days ago spat on my face and now I'm really worried. Can I get sick from it? He seems fine, no one else has got sick

Probably not: Baby stomach flu is usually from viruses and children are more susceptible. Adults are usually not affected even after exposure. Even if u get it, shd be very mild. Not much to be worried about. ...Read more

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I just had a 24 hour stomach flu. Towards the end of it I passed out (syncope) twice in my bathroom. Is this normal? I hit my head badly the 2nd time.

I just had a 24 hour stomach flu. Towards the end of it I passed out (syncope) twice in my bathroom. Is this normal? I hit my head badly the 2nd time.

Likely dehydration: Likely dehydration contributing. Would suggest hydration, either by mouth or IV if unable to keep fluids down. If cardiac history as suggested by procedures, time for a visit to ER. ...Read more

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Head hurts, nausea, stomach hurts along with not wanting to move my body. Stomach flu?

Head hurts, nausea, stomach hurts along with not wanting to move my body. Stomach flu?

Might well be.: Now, Influenza is a definite possibility.
Nausea and vomiting can be a part of regular flu although respiratory symptoms usually dominate. Associated with exhaustion and muscle pain, myalgia and joint pain, arthralgia. So take it easy and if you are not better in a day or two go and see your doctor.
Ibuprofen can cause nausea and stomach pain. 200- 400 Q 6 is the max. Don't take any for a day. ...Read more

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My 4 year old just got over the stomach flu and now has a rash all over his entire body that looks like goosebumps and is itchy. What could this be?

My 4 year old just got over the stomach flu and now has a rash all over his entire body that looks like goosebumps and is itchy. What  could this be?

Most likely...: After a viral infection which seems this was the case a rash could appear. In some cases it could be itchy and you can use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) OTC to relieve symptoms of itching. If he looks sick take him to see his doctor. ...Read more

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Does flu cause rash on face and body?

Does flu cause rash on face and body?

Rash from Flu: Flu symptoms accompanied by a rash are often attributed to allergies or relatively common illnesses. Individuals experiencing flu symptoms with a rash should be seen by a physician to begin treatment and rule out severe allergic reactions. ...Read more

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What could cause a skin rash on face, chest and back after the flu?

What could cause a skin rash on face, chest and back after the flu?

Rash after flu...: ...Raises the suspicion that it wasn't flu. Mono, scarlet fever, and roseola are some of the more common febrile illnesses that have rash as part of the picture. ...Read more

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I have a rash on face,neck,upper arms and little on thigh. Not bad but little itchy. Got flu and pneum shot 28and took my 3rd dose of Humira (adalimumab) on 2. ??

I have a rash on face,neck,upper arms and little on thigh. Not bad but little itchy. Got flu and pneum shot 28and took my 3rd dose of Humira (adalimumab) on 2. ??

See rheum and derm: You need to see your rheumatologist and dermatologist. These symptoms are important and need to be clarified to design your total therapy. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to give any medicine to a child with the stomach flu?

Are you supposed to give any medicine to a child with the stomach flu?

Zofran (ondansetron) tablets to ch: Zofran (ondansetron) tablets may be prescribed to children over 2 years of age with severe vomiting. Otherwise with no vomiting and no evidence of dehydration, they only needs lots of clear liquids. ...Read more

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How would I know if my child has food poisoning vs. Stomach flu?

How would I know if my child has food poisoning vs. Stomach flu?

Very tough: Unless you know the suspected food and are able to test it, or there is an outbreak with an epidemiological analysis it may be very hard to determine the source of self-limited nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. On the other hand if your child has fever, other symptoms outside the GI tract, they probably have a viral illness, although not necessarily influenza. ...Read more

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How can you tell when a 4 year old child has the stomach flu or the dreaded appendicitis?

How can you tell when a 4 year old child has the stomach flu or the dreaded appendicitis?

You cannot: If you suspect that a 4 yr old may have appendicitis they should be examined by a doctor. If they are having abdominal pain, the abdomen is tender, they are vomiting, cannot lie still, then these are suggestive symptoms that an exam would be beneficial. ...Read more

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My two year old recently Had the stomach flu. how many days (after symptoms have stopped) can I send him to child care?

My two year old recently Had the stomach flu. how many days (after symptoms have stopped) can I send him to child care?

When he wakes up : in the morning feeling pretty well, tolerating bananas, rice, applesauce, etc., & having no liquid stool running out of his diaper, take him back to daycare. I'm sure the daycare workers follow universal precautions to attempt to prevent transmission of infectious diseases, but 2-year-olds just don't follow the same precautions. Be nice & take him back when his poop will stay in his diaper. ...Read more

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Why would it be that my child is still having liquid stool after 48 hours of stomach flu?

Why would it be that my child is still having liquid stool after 48 hours of stomach flu?

Diarrhea : Viral gastroenteritis may last up to a week, make you your child is drinking pedialyte or other electrolyte containing drinks. Slowly and gradually the stool consistency will become normal. Brat diet can be helpful. Stop all juices. If no improvement after a week better see his doctor. ...Read more

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How would you know if your child has the stomach flu or appendicitis?

How would you know if your child has the stomach flu or appendicitis?

Sxs: Appendicitis pain can start with mild pain around the belly button. The pain worsens over time. It can become sharp with loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting & possibly a fever. The pain usually moves toward the right lower quadrant of abdomen. Bouncing or jolting will often make the pain worse. Appendicitis can have varying presentations. Go to er for severe abdominal pain. ...Read more

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How aftern can stomach flu cause in 2nd half year child my son is suffering from stomach flu almost every month can is it safe to give them e come?

How aftern can stomach flu cause in 2nd half year child my son is suffering from stomach flu almost every month can is it safe to give them e come?

Recurrent Vomiting: Infections are a common cause of vomiting in infants however the monthly pattern signals the possibility of a chronic or more serious condition such as a blockage in the digestive tract or kidney and brain disorders. Nutritional deficiency is also of concern. Because of the complex causes of recurrent vomiting, your infant should see a Pediatrician soon to provide correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My child had bad stomach flu and her glucose blood level was 135. Can being sick make it high? Is. 135 a concern after not eating and throwing up ?

My child had bad stomach flu and her glucose blood level was 135. Can being sick make it high? Is. 135 a concern after not eating and throwing up ?

Normal body response: When you are sick, your body secretes certain hormones in response to the stress on the body, including steroids. This will cause a rise in the blood glucose, even if the child hasn't been eating. It is totally normal and expected. She is not diabetic and nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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My child has a slight fever and a light rash on face. What are these symptoms of?

My child has a slight fever and a light rash on face. What are these symptoms of?

Viral exanthum: Rashes associated with fever in children are often caused by viral infections. We call these 'exanthums'. These rashes are generally harmless and go away when the infection resolves. Rashes associated with very high fevers, lethargy, rapid progression, vomiting or other concerning symptom require immediate evaluation. Rash associated with sore throat can be Strep infection & requires Rx meds. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child has a slight fever and a light rash on face what could it be?

What do you suggest if my child has a slight fever and a light rash on face what could it be?

Viral exanthum: Rashes associated with fever in children are often caused by viral infections. We call these 'exanthums'. These rashes are generally harmless and go away when the infection resolves. However, rashes associated with very high fevers, lethargy, rapid progression, vomiting or other concerning symptom require immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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Sudden rash on face and chest. Been having abdominal problems since the 23. Is this related? Told might have ulcer or gastritis on 26 at ER

Sudden rash on face and chest. Been having abdominal problems since the 23. Is this related? Told might have ulcer or gastritis on 26 at ER

Not related: may have rash due to an allergic reaction to medications, food, insect or environment. Gastritis usually does not cause rash , please get it checked by your primary care physician not ER ...Read more

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Small bumpy rash on face and neck appears after 1 or 2 sips of alcohol on empty stomach. Lg amts of food, water and time makes it go away. Allergy?

Small bumpy rash on face and neck appears after 1 or 2 sips of alcohol on empty stomach. Lg amts of food, water and time makes it go away. Allergy?

Unlikely but possibl: Alcohol itself is unlikely to trigger an allergic reaction although flushing is a side effect. Ingredients in beer may cause allergic reaction. If rash is itchy, this increases the chance that it may be an allergy. The small amount ingested could be consistent with allergy and it is not unusual for mild allergic reactions to resolve spontaneously with time. If continues to occur see allergist. ...Read more

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How often do normal people get the stomach flu?

How often do normal people get the stomach flu?

Often: If you are in contact with many people on a daily basis for work or school then it is not uncommon to get a "stomach flu" several times a year. The peak season for enteroviruses (stomach flu) is spring and summer. During those seasons children can get sick every month or so especially if they are in a large daycare. The viruses are spread by poor hand washing and contact with contaminated surfaces. ...Read more

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Can i get the stomach flu if i already got it 4 months ago?

Can i get the stomach flu if i already got it 4 months ago?

Yes: There are many different viruses that cause the stomach flu. So you can get it again, or at least something just like it. ...Read more

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How long can the stomach flu last in kids?

Longer in Kids: Acute gastroenteritis symptoms typically last longer in younger children. Avoid high sugar drinks and encourage complex carbohydrate foods while your child has diarrhea. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a stomach flu last?

On average, how long will a stomach flu last?

Depends: Some viral infections last 24 hours, others 1 week. Sometimes the virus is cleared, but symptoms linger at a lower intensity and frequency for weeks to months. Symptoms lasting longer than 2 to 4 weeks should be evaluated by a health care provider. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does a stomach flu last?

That depends....: According to the cdc, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). ...Read more

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How long can a stomach flu last after catching it?

See below: Most of the time your symptoms will resole within a week. However, I have seen diarrhea from a viral gastroenteritis last for 6 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more